DKM is inspired by nature and its diversity and respects all forms of life, from the simplest individuals to entire ecosystems.

DKM places itself at the cutting edge of biodiversity conservation and works to a high and consistent standard to deliver scientifically sound products.

DKM seeks to understand the local context, working resourcefully and collaboratively to identify pragmatic and innovative solutions, which support sustainable lifestyles and cultures.

DKM puts people first, listening to ideas and sharing experiences in order to find ways to make optimal use of available resources.


The Nature Conservation Centre (DKM) is a Foundation established in 2004 by a group of experienced ecologists and nature conservationists. These experts, from Turkey and the UK, formed DKM in order to provide a centrally organised pool of expertise and technical capacity for conserving biodiversity in Turkey and the surrounding area.

DKM's members have each had a long involvement in nature and environmental conservation in Turkey, with some individual's active interest and experience both here and abroad stretching back to the 1960s. In Turkey, DKM’s members have worked with government, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, individual experts and volunteers, carrying out major studies of mountain, forest, wetland and steppe ecosystems.


TürSay 2023 METU Report has been published. Click for more information.

In the fifth TürSay (Count the Species), 1,295 observations were made by 64 observers. 580 of these were recorded at high quality observation level and 297 species were identified.

Species Count is a biodiversity identification study in which species living in a certain area are recorded within a certain period of time. It is carried out as a marathon with the wide participation of expert naturalists, volunteer nature guides and citizens. Its aim is to attract public interest in nature and nature conservation on the one hand, and to reveal the species diversity of the area to be protected on the other.

You can access the full report here: TürSay 2023 METU Report





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